Transportation makes up the bulk of greenhouse gas, particulate matter, and NOx emissions in California. To combat dirty transportation emissions, California initially mandated the use of compressed natural gas transit buses. But as zero emissions bus technology advanced, a broad coalition committed to clean air and good jobs pushed California’s Air Resources Board to mandate that the state move towards zero emission transit buses.
The Innovative Clean Transit Rule passed in December of 2018, and transit agencies across the state are starting to purchase more zero emission transit buses.The Rule was supported by a broad coalition of business, environmental and economic justice organizations and labor groups, including Jobs to Move America.
Read more about the Innovative Clean Transit rule here.